Originally I put this website together with just the trial transcripts from the 1983 Medina Shootout with Gordon Kahl. The intent was to have a place that people could go and read the transcripts if they had an interest in the case. I will be adding more documents in the future and have recently posted Scott’s most recent motions and the outcomes. If you are so interested in this subject you wish to know more or have information you feel is pertinent to the case, feel free to post your own thoughts and questions. FYI, I know some of the transcripts are hard or impossible to read. Since I first posted them, I have acquired the originals and have been rescanning and reposting the files in my spare time. So they are getting better. The problem is I live in an area that does not offer DSL, so to transfer a file takes quit a bit of time with a 56k modem. To those of you who have downloaded the old files in the past and tried to read them; Thank you for your patience.
“On the afternoon of February 13, 1983, minutes after departing a community meeting at Medina’s Meical Clinic, Vernon Wegner, David Broer, Gordon Kahl, Yorie Kahl and myself were ambushed by unidentified assailants dressed in civilian clothing and driving unmarked vehicles. The assailants, four U.S. Marshals and two State Officers, delivering a barrage of assaults and un-published death threats, initiated a confrontation which erupted in gunfire. After being shot at by my attackers, I defended my life against pistol, shotgun and rifle fire that was focused upon me.
This attack against third party bystanders and myself resulted in the death of two marshals, the near death of Yorie Kahl and the less serious wounding of three others. Skewed government generated reports were quickly and steadily publicized through the media, spreading false claims against myself and others.
My friends and I were quickly indicted for a host of charges including first degree murder, assault, harboring, aiding and abetting and conspiracy to assault our attackers. Prior to our trial, my codefendants and I pleaded with U.S. District Judge Paul Benson that we could not get a fair trial anywhere in the state, let alone in his courtroom, due to the extensive biased media coverage and because of Judge Benson’s personal relationship with the deceased marshals. Ignoring our arguments, Benson ordered the trial to proceed.” – Scott Faul